Curtin’s international research reputation continues to grow and covers a diverse range of research areas that aim to make tomorrow better. To contribute further to Curtin’s research reputation, Curtin Singapore is actively building its research capacity focusing on issues that are of relevance to Singapore and the ASEAN Region.

Major areas of interest include business and finance and health-related research. We are interested in partnering with industry and government to find solutions or address research problems. For more information regarding Curtin’s expertise please contact

Postgraduate Research

Curtin offers research courses in most study areas, for those students who have a master degree or bachelor degree with first or upper second class honours. At least two-thirds of these degrees must be pure research. Some students may need to complete coursework units but the major part of the work will be in the form of a thesis written under the guidance of a supervisor.

There are opportunities for students enrolled in doctoral programs to undertake their research in Singapore and to be located at Curtin Singapore. For more information contact

Curtinnovation Awards

The Curtinnovation Awards represent Curtin’s commitment to ensuring that exceptional research outcomes translate into new products and services. Established in 2007, the awards are now a focal point of the innovation calendar in Western Australia. The awards identify new technologies, products and services arising from research at Curtin.

2020 awards

The world has changed in 2020. It’s never been more important to think innovatively in all industries, from healthcare to IT, resources, education and beyond.

Curtinnovation 2020 category winner – Business and Law

Fatigue impairment prediction suite (FIPS)

Winner of the 2020 People’s Choice Award

Many members of today’s workforce are employed in environments with inherent safety concerns that may be amplified by the effect of fatigue. For example, in industries such as aviation, military and resources, personnel may be required to be alert for long periods of time outside of their natural daily rhythms, such as working night shifts.

The existing models used to assist shift workers to minimise their fatigue are outdated and unreliable. FIPS is a software tool which utilises state-of-the-art algorithms and analytical techniques to deliver smart rostering services to industry. Its open framework allows for the integration of new algorithms based on the latest models of fatigue, and the customisation of models for specific industry needs.

Team: Dr Michael David Wilson, Dr Luke Strickland, Dr Karina Jorritsma and Professor Mark Griffin (Future of Work Institute).